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Amazon customers warned of scam emails

Amazon customers have been warned of a scam targeting their account details.

Crime
Police carry out drugs raids in Ashton Road two weeks ago

Suspected Blackpool drugs den closed down by a court

Magistrates have shut down a suspected drugs den in Blackpool after claims of persistent anti-social behaviour and drug dealing.

Crime
The Lancashire Encounter arts festival in Preston

City of Culture bid plans underway in Lancashire

Lancashire could be putting together a City of Culture bid, it has been revealed.
Business
The planning process for fracking at Little Plumpton began in Lancashire - but the government is considering changing that.

County to defend fracking planning powers

Lancashire County Council will tell the government that future decisions about fracking should be taken locally.

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Takeaways could become fewer and further between in some parts of Lancashire.

Fast food limits could be coming to your corner of Lancashire

A councillor’s call to restrict the number of takeaways in areas with high childhood obesity and deprivation has won unanimous support.
Health
Empty shop units in Birley Street are symptomatic of parts of the resort

Will cracking down on out-of-town retailing save Blackpool town centre?

Out-of-town retail and leisure projects are set to run the gauntlet of tough new rules to stop them damaging Blackpool town centre.

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Disruption on some routes are set to continue

When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September.
Environment
Cuadrilla's drilling rig at Preston New Road

Anger over as Government consultation starts to speed up fracking

Anti-fracking campaigners have urged people to have a say on Government plans to take decisions on shale gas drilling bids away from local authorities.

Business
The Transpennine Express has been affected by the timetable chaos

Dozens of suspended train services will not be back until September

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September, it has been revealed.
Business
One of the young people taking part in the Future Zoo programme at Blackpool Zoo

Youngsters take part in ‘zookeeper academy programme’ at Blackpool Zoo

The first cohort of pupils have taken part in a new scheme at Blackpool Zoo to get more people working with animals.

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Tram tracks are being laid in Talbot Road, Blackpool town centre (Picture: /@TramstoLytham/Twitter)

Could culture help cast off ‘negative’ image of Blackpool to boost business?

A ‘capital of culture’ bid could be part of future plans to tackle negative perceptions about Blackpool and overcome barriers to business investment.
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The industrial action is linked to a pay dispute

Extra cash will pay for 69 new ambulances across the north west

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed Government funding for 69 new ambulances across the region.

Health
Fracking site

Have a say on fast track bid for fracking

Anti-fracking campaigners have urged people to have a say on Government plans to take decisions on shale gas drilling bids away from local authorities.

News
Site of the former Breck Club

Old club in Poulton set to be flattened

The “dilapidated” Breck Club, in Breck Road, Poulton, is set to be demolished.

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Stock image posed by models

Everyone’s role in ending exploitation

‘Everyone has a role to play in raising awareness of child sexual exploitation’ (CSE) – that’s the message from the Blackpool safeguarding board.

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Sooty with Harry Corbett - From 1976

How a little yellow bear bought for pennies on blackpool’s North Pier became a children’s TV legend

In a world of fast-moving animation and computer generated children’s TV shows, in a quiet corner of our screens, there’s a little yellow bear with black ears making the same kind of mischief that he has for the past 70 years.

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Stephanie Todd who has been jailed for two and a half years for stealing 46,000 from a vulnerable widower in his 90s after she befriended him in the street. Photo credit: North Yorkshire Police/PA Wire

EX-UKIP councillor jailed for stealing £46,000 from vulnerable pensioner

A former Ukip councillor has been jailed for stealing £46,000 from a vulnerable widower in his 90s after she befriended him in the street.

Crime
Next step in build
to improve bridge

Next step in build to improve bridge

The next step in a building project to improve one of Blackpool’s bridges has been made.

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Sails are put back on Staining Windmill

Windmill raises sails for summer

A Fylde coast landmark dating back to the 1700s has raised its sails once more.

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Jane Clough (centre) with parents John and Penny

‘Change is coming’ for stalking victims

The father of a Blackpool nurse murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend is more confident than ever that changes will be made to protect victims of stalking.

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